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Castle Island Bilingual Montessori School officially opens with Feria de Español event

May 12, 2022 – 12:19 pm

Castle Island Bilingual Montessori school celebrated the official grand opening for its new downtown Albany location at 602 Broadway on Thursday. The move to the new location, part of Redburn Development’s $80+ million investment downtown offered the school updated facilities, the ability to open more programming to the community, and easy access to student recreation […]

Celebrating Economic Development Week 2022

May 9, 2022 – 2:05 pm

In observance of Economic Development Week, Capitalize Albany is joining the conversation online with other professionals and communities across the country.  The week-long initiative was created by the International Economic Development Council. Economic Development Week recognizes the work of field professionals, community organizations and leaders to raise awareness about the impact from initiatives and programs improving quality of […]

#AlbanyIsAllBiz | Welcoming The Vandy Thrift Shoppe To Downtown

May 2, 2022 – 2:56 pm

For close to two centuries, Vanderheyden has relied on community contributions to assist in its mission of caring for children with special developmental, emotional, and behavioral needs, enabling the organization to provide kids and their families with a wide range of support and services. Those contributions come in many forms including funding, volunteer hours, and […]

Newest Storefront To Open Bringing More Vibrancy, The Vandy Thrift Shoppe Is Welcomed To Downtown

April 29, 2022 – 1:24 pm

Supporting Impact Downtown Plan implementation, a thrift store was identified specifically as a possible key storefront that would complement downtown’s retail landscape. Made possible in part thanks to the vision of longtime Vanderheyden supporter and downtown resident Tracy Metzger, The Vandy Thrift Shoppe at 412 Broadway was officially welcomed to downtown Albany today. The Vandy […]

Skyway Is Open To Explore, From Concept To Elevated Linear-Park And Destination

April 29, 2022 – 10:26 am

Atop the Skyway Friday afternoon Governor Kathy Hochul announced the Region’s newest attraction and riverfront connection was officially opened for use. Albany’s .5-mile transformational elevated-linear park is open to explore.   This transformational project resulted in converting the underutilized I-787 northbound exit ramp from Quay Street to Clinton Avenue — into the Region’s first and only […]

Invest In Capitalize Albany

April 3, 2022 – 10:56 pm

Capitalize Albany Corporation Investors By becoming an investor of Capitalize Albany Corporation, you will be part of an organization that has been attracting investment, promoting business, and growing jobs within Albany, NY for more than 40 years. Click below for payment and registration. Capitalize Albany Corporation is a registered 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. As such, […]

Ducky’s Brings Carefully Curated Vintage Clothing To Madison Ave

March 29, 2022 – 9:37 am

To Ryan Phillips, clothing can be many things – functional, artistic, a means of expression, a personal statement. “I grew up appreciating style and the way it can be used, and how materials and items can be used,” Phillips said. “I always collected clothes and appreciated style, not fashion, how people express themselves and carry […]

Expanding Operations Throughout The Pandemic, The Yard Officially Celebrates Its Opening In March 2022

March 17, 2022 – 3:40 pm

A grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony two years in the making was held today at The Yard | Hatchet House & Bar in downtown Albany.  The celebration comes two years after the doors to the axe-throwing and indoor yard game destination briefly swung open in March 2020. A lawyer by trade, Kiosse’s chosen field didn’t […]

Vermont creperie opens first New York location in downtown Albany

March 10, 2022 – 4:13 pm

Welcoming, The Skinny Pancake A mission-driven eatery focused on serving local food was welcomed to downtown Albany. The opening of the downtown location, the company’s first in New York, comes nearly 20 years after The Skinny Pancake started as a food truck that brothers Benjy and Jonny Adler constructed themselves. Opening inside the Kenmore Building, the […]

Albany Stadium Restaurant & Bar Open At MVP Arena

February 14, 2022 – 2:38 pm

Albany’s All Business It’s fitting that the new restaurant located inside the MVP Arena, home and host to all manner of athletic competitions, has its roots in a relationship forged over tennis. James Anilowski and Wendi Enright, owners of the recently opened Albany Stadium Restaurant & Bar at 51 S. Pearl St., met years ago […]